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Our Outer Banks Vacation: A Whale’s Head Inn

Bob and I stayed close to our vacation home the last two days of our Outer Banks vacation (Thursday, September 20, and Friday, September 21).  We went for walks on the beach, spent time with our friends, read and relaxed.

Our vacation home for the week was A Whale’s Head Inn, a luxurious and spacious oceanfront beach house.

We needed a spacious vacation home, as 14 of us spent a week together at the beach house!

I didn’t take photographs of each room of A Whale’s Head Inn;  however, I did take pictures of the beach house from all sides.

Our oceanfront queen bedroom was located on the mid-level.  You can see our windows to the right of the door on middle deck.  To the right of our bedroom was a screened-in porch.

View of our beach house from our private boardwalk, which led to South Nags Head Beach

Beautiful, isn’t it?

Stay tuned!  I have more photographs to share, a few at the beach house and quite a few on the South Nags Head Beach.

Our Outer Banks Vacation: Day 2

I awakened early enough on our second day of vacation (Sunday, September 16) to watch the sun rise.  What a marvelous sight it was!

Later in the morning Bob and I drove north to Corolla,, to the Currituck Heritage Park where we enjoyed a walk in the park.  Among the points of interest at the Currituck Heritage Park are the Whalehead Club, the Boathouse and the Currituck Beach Lighthouse.

We walked over this bridge to get a closer view of the Whalehead Club.

Whalehead Club

The Boathouse, with the Currituck Beach Lighthouse in the background

This was not our first visit to the Currituck Heritage Park.  We attended a wedding at this park in May 2007.

Bob and I at Currituck Heritage Park in May 2007

From the boathouse we walked over to the lighthouse.

Currituck Beach Lighthouse

We opted not to climb to the top of the lighthouse, as we had done this in May 2007.

This was the view from the top of the Currituck Beach Lighthouse in May 2007.

Our last activity at Currituck Heritage Park was to take a walk on the Nature Trail Boardwalk.

Nature Trail Boardwalk

This was the view at the end of the boardwalk.

Our Outer Banks Vacation: Day 1

As I stated in yesterday’s blog post we arrived at our beach house, A Whale’s Head Inn in Nags Head, North Carolina, on Saturday, September 15th, around 3:15 PM.   We were a little early, as check in wasn’t until 4:00 PM.  We weren’t the only ones to arrive early.  Jackie and her daughter, Tami, had arrived about 45 minutes earlier.  When Bob and I arrived, Jackie and Tami were sitting on the mid level covered porch enjoying the view across the sound.

Throughout the afternoon and evening, and the next day, others arrived with whom we would be sharing the beach house.  All total, 14 of us spent a week together at the beach house:  Denise and Al, Corky and Jean, Debbie and Ed, Jackie, Tami, Jackie and Brent, Bob and I and Stephanie and Jeff.  The majority of those with whom we shared the beach house are from Pennsylvania (Warren, Sheffield and Kane).  Two couples are from Virginia Beach, Virginia.  Ten of those with whom we shared the beach house are related.  Bob and I and another couple are friends of those who are related.  Denise made arrangements for the beach house and organized the food and meals for each day.  Denise, you did a GREAT job!

A couple hours after we arrived at the beach house, Bob and I went for a walk on the beach.

Bob standing in the ocean

See those waves behind Bob?  I wanted to take a picture of one of those waves coming in, from a low perspective and as horizontal to the shoreline as I could get without physically being in the water.   I sat down in the sand and began composing the scene in my viewfinder.  My concentration was to the right, and I was unaware of what was happening in front of me or to the left.  All of a sudden one of the waves completely engulfed me!  Bob became aware of the situation, when he heard me scream.  He looked over and saw me plopped down in the wet sand.  I got up before he could ready his camera for a picture.  Bob says the look of surprise on my face was priceless.  Thankfully my camera remained dry!

This was our first sunset, as viewed from the sound-side sun deck.

Later in the evening, while sitting on the mid level covered porch, I was rewarded by this sight.

Deer on Sand Dunes

I am happy that I saw the deer on our first night at the beach house, as I didn’t see them again the remainder of our stay!

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